On 08/30/2019, Governor Newsom signed a bill (SB 778) extending the CA Harassment Prevention training deadline from 01/01/2020 to 01/01/2021. SB 778 has provided employers with a lot of clarification on the new training requirements and has relieved employers of their obligation to provide addition training in 2019, to employees trained in 2018.
Employers who trained their employees in 2018 can now maintain their two-year cycle and provide training in 2020; while still complying with the deadline. SB 778 also clarifies that employers who train their employees in 2019 are not required to provide training until two years from the time the employee was trained.
SB 778 does not impact the portion of the law addressing seasonal and temporary workers. Beginning January 1, 2020, seasonal and temporary employees, who are hired to work for less than six months, must be trained within 30 calendar days after their hire date or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first.
By 01/01/2021, all new nonsupervisory employees must be provided training within six months of hire. New supervisory employees shall be provided training within six months of the assumption of a supervisory position.
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